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KISU-FM Radio Programs/Hosts Receive Idaho Press Club Awards

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KISU-FM local programs and hosts have been awarded for excellence by the Idaho Press Club. Krystoff Kissoon received top prize for Public Affairs Program in the student division. The Nature of Idaho was given second prize in the distinguished category General Excellence in the audio division.

2020 Idaho Press Club award recepients were announced on Saturday, May 1st.  Information about Idaho Press Club and 2020 award winners at Idahopressclub.org

Krystoff Kissoon – KISU FM – “Navigating Diversity Radio Series”                                      

Top honors for Public Affairs Program in the student category

The mission of Navigating Diversity is to explore how human beings differ yet can find ways relate to one another in an increasingly xenophobic sociopolitical climate. The intention of Navigating Diversity is to have open, honest, and informed conversations that can help people navigate some of the most important issues of diversity we are facing globally today, but in a way that isn’t afraid to ask some of the big questions that can bring some of the light and hope into the conversation and help give all our lives meaning. Navigating Diversity began airing on KISU in 2018.

Navigating Diversity airs Tuesday at 7:30 pm. All past episodes can be accessed on the web at KISU.org/programs. Shows are expected in select podcast directories this summer.

Leif Tapanila, Peter Pruitt – KISU FM – “The Nature of Idaho”

Second prize in the distinguished category for General Excellence in the audio

The Nature of Idaho features Dr. Leif Tapanila, Director of the Idaho Museum of Natural History, and Peter Pruett, Zoo Idaho Superintendent, highlighting how Idaho’s wild places have shaped our state’s past, present, and future. The show features interviews with educators and experts from around the Gem State, along with nature news, fun facts, and state-based trivia.

This half-hour program is now in its third year of production with new episodes airing Thursdays at 8:30 am. All past episodes can be accessed on the web at KISU.org/programs and through select podcast directories.

Jamon Anderson has served with KISU FM since 2003 in many capacities including show-host, newscaster, announcer, board operator, production specialist, engineering assistant, automation and programs manager. He is currently KISU's General Manager.